Bleh. Blogger Comments.




The Blogger Comments are turned back on.

This is also a review of the "Echo" comments platform: while Echo plainly has many "Web 2.0" capable functions, it is utterly useless for the blogger who does not use a generic template. I am sorry I paid them money for their service, and I would paid double what I paid them for Echo on an annual basis to get Haloscan back.

Total thumbs-down to Echo and JS-Kit.

25 comments:

Frank Turk said...

As they say: first.

{sigh}

Al said...

2nd...

and proud.

al sends

Stefan said...

Sanity reigns!

Whoo-hoo!

Welcome back, Frank.

archshrk said...

Simple is better. Sorry you had to pay to find that out.

Frank Turk said...

Haloscan was simple. I was hijacked by the folks who bought them out.

I resent it, and I realize it's a sin not to forgive them. I'm praying about it. I probably should not be praying the imprecatory psalms, tho.

David said...

Somewhere, there's a programmer whose children are begging for bread in the streets.

Rachael Starke said...

There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

threegirldad said...

Bummer. I hate when one company buys out another's technology, and then tosses it like a banana peel.

Becky, slave of Christ said...

Frank,
This new format is a work of art. I absolutely love it. I think it is the most handsome blog I have ever seen. Well done.

One thing, no link to GiMP U?

Signed,
Drooling and trying not to covet

ZSB said...

Well, I kind of miss having to sign into like three additional levels of clearance in order to put a comment on your blog... and, while I like the new look, it's not nearly BROWN enough.

Stefan said...

And hey, mirabile dictu, you've finally got a home link from your menu bar!

bugblaster said...

Hey, I know how to work these comments! Very cool upgrade. Oh yes, the blog upgrade is okay too.

Frank Turk said...

Wow. How did I not link to GiMP university and DebateBlog?

I must be ill or something ...

Frank Turk said...

Zach:

Brown is the new gross.

threegirldad said...

How did I not link to GiMP university and DebateBlog?

Even worse, there's no link to the Pawn Shop...

Frank Turk said...

DOH!

P.D. Nelson said...

Frank I am very pleased to see you back. The new template looks great and even if haloscan is gone you're back and that is all that matters.

witness said...

What's wrong with brown?

Stefan said...

Witness:

Here's the fixed link to your blog (I hope).

That video you posted on the size of the known universe is astoundingly awesome.

Stefan said...

(Right-click and "Open in New Window" if you're using Internet Explorer.)

threegirldad said...

(If using Internet Exploder, exit immediately and install either Google Chrome or Firefox.)

;-)

Stefan said...

Hey, to be fair, this is a Blogger thing, not an IE-vs-Mozilla thing.

Clicking through to Witness's blog in Firefox does the same thing as IE: it displays his blog in this tiny Blogger comment window. :(

So, right-click and "Open Link in New Window" if you're using Firefox.

witness said...

Thanks Stefan!

Wow I am embarrassed... I am a web programmer and forgot to launch my site in a new window. Sheesh!

I still want to know why brown is the new gross.

Stefan said...

And I still think that "The Known Universe" video is spectacularly mind-blowing. Everyone here should check it out.

Logan Paschke said...

Frank is back.

Too bad you had to wrangle with echo.

Have you considered intensedebate or disqus?